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What To Pay Kadri?

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Kadri wants to be paid like a star. Big money. Long term. Although no one involved will share the details of the stalled negotiations, whispers around indicate the two sides aren’t close to a deal.

Kadri, the centre, wants star money and there is a case to be made that he is deserving of that.

He had 44 points in 48 games in his first full, albeit shortened, NHL season. That was three points behind John Tavares. That was one point ahead of Matt Duchene, two ahead of Anze Kopitar, and 11 ahead of playoff scoring leader David Krejci.

None of those players have a cap hit of under $5 million a year. And none of them played as little as the 16 minutes and three seconds Carlyle used Kadri each night.

He played three minutes fewer than Henrik Sedin and had one point less over the season.

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NHLJeff's avatar

He can’t expect a huge contract because of 48 good games. His best bet is a “bridge deal” for $3.5M or so for a couple of years. If he’s still producing, he can cash in then.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 08/20/13 at 01:09 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I’ll see if I got tree fiddy.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 08/20/13 at 04:15 PM ET

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